Square Lake Triathalon - TriathlonShort Course

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
Vacation Sports, Inc.
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 06m 40s
Overall Rank = 208/346
Age Group = 34-39
Age Group Rank = 34/43
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast of cereal w/ no milk
Event warmup:

short swim and short jog, lots of stretching
  • 17m 14s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

had difficulty maintaining endurance on the middle 1/3 of the course, had to switch back and forth to breaststroke. real goof ont he first and last parts.
What would you do differently?:

Not start as fast ease into the distance. This was the worst of my swims in this my first season.
Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

Long run up about 25 stairs from beach up to T1. Dropped goggles and cap as I was pulling off suit.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure out way to dry feet quicker.
  • 59m 8s
  • 18 miles
  • 18.26 mile/hr

Front derailer broke at mile nine. Sarted rubbing on the big crank gear. Had to stop and try to figure it out, lost about 4 or 5 minutes - Bummer! Rode the rest of the race in gear 1-4, with the hill at least it was not 7-10!
What would you do differently?:

Not break bike!
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Good T2 for me.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to ride on top of shoes
  • 46m 10s
  • 5 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

Felt better than pace reflects - I'll say it was the hills, lots of rolling hills.

Great kick up the last hill to the finish, don't know where it came from.
What would you do differently?:

Run more hills in training
Post race
Warm down:

Walked it off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and hills

Event comments:

Great race, super courses and distance - cannot wait for next year.

I would like to see more races provide more post-race snacks or foods. Also, how about some freebies in the race packet. I help w/ several running races and we always have samples drinks, snacks, products in the pre or post race goodie bag. Just my 2-cents worth.

Last updated: 2005-09-12 12:00 AM
00:17:14 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Below average
Suit: Shortly
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:59:08 | 18 miles | 18.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: VERY hilly course. But great ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:10 | 05 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/346
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly country roads, both asphalt and gravel
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4